Ward is an extremely small town that was named after Calvin Ward, who searched for minerals, fossils, precious metals, and mineral specimens on the site where the town is now located. This tiny community was the home of Hazel Schmoll, a renowned botanist and the first woman to be awarded a doctorate in botany from the University of Chicago. In the 1950s, Ward had a population of just 10 people, but it gradually grew, and today, its population is fifteen times that, at just 150 people!
In case you get tired of this tiny town and you need an urban environment, head 19 miles east of Wade, where you can find one of the most populous cities in Colorado, Boulder. You can find all the dog-friendly fun you and Fido could pawssibly want here!
Need veterinary care for your pooch? Unfortunately, you won't find it in Wade, but there are plenty of places that will take care of your pup in Boulder. The same goes for restaurants and bars. Your doggo can keep you company in more than 70 dog-friendly lodging accommodations in Boulder! We recommend visiting the extremely dog-welcoming Avery Brewing Company, where you can try different beers and enjoy delicious food while your doggo sits right beside you on the patio!